Adult Recruitment

These resources will be useful for GSLs and sections leaders who are hoping to attract new adult volunteers to support the Scouting adventure for our young people. There are lots more ideas and tools available from your District team, the County Growth and Development team and HQ Regional Services team.

The Volunteer Journey

Adult Support starts from that initial chat between a potential volunteer and a member of Scouting. Managers and Leaders start them off on their volunteer’s journey.



All potential volunteers will go through the appointment process to ensure our young people are protected and to ensure the volunteer is welcomed and is comfortable about what they will do. Appointments Secretaries are the key to this process and there is one in each district


From day one, From day one, Adult Training offers support and courses to develop all our volunteers to be effective and enjoy their time in Scouting.



Our Adults are valued in many ways from a smile and a thank-you, to formal Awards.



Watch the Volunteer Journey Video by clicking here 

Scouting is a movement that is growing and developing through the skills and commitment of over 100,000 adult volunteers in the UK, over 1500 of them in Somerset. The Regional Support Team (RST) can offer support to growth and development projects.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls